You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

The extraordinary life of Microsoft's billionaire co-founder Paul Allen, who has died at the age of 65

Business Insider Logo By Julie Bort,Isobel Asher Hamilton of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 27:  Everybody knows Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, the second-richest man in the world.  But Microsoft's other cofounder, Paul Allen, only became famous outside of Seattle once he  published his memoirs in 2011. He too was rich, and his net worth was pegged at $20 billion. With his money, he invested in a lot of tech companies, real estate, and art. But he also led an over-the-top life filled with rock and roll parties, collections, yachts, and sports teams. Allen  died on Monday aged 65 after a battle with cancer. Here is a look back at his fabulous life.

Everybody knows Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the second-richest man in the world.

But Microsoft's other co-founder, Paul Allen, only became famous outside of Seattle once he published his memoirs in 2011.

He too was rich, and his net worth was pegged at $20 billion. With his money, he invested in a lot of tech companies, real estate, and art. But he also led an over-the-top life filled with rock and roll parties, collections, yachts and sports teams.

Allen died on Monday aged 65 after a battle with cancer. Click or swipe through to a look back at his fabulous life.

© Kevin Casey / Getty Images
AdChoices

More from Business Insider

Business Insider
Business Insider
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon